Clinical features and hospital management of bites by the white-lipped green pit viper (Trimeresurus albolabris)
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AbstractThe clinical features and hospital management of 31 patients who were bitten by the white-lipped green pit viper (Trimeresurus albolar) in Hong Kong are reviewed. The cardinal features in these patients were local pain and swelling and mild coagulation abnormalities. Hospital management should include prophylaxis against tetanus, analgesics and measures to reduce local effects such as elevation of the limb. The benefits of the use of prophylactic antibiotics remain to be established. Severe coagulation disturbances were uncommon and responded to fresh frozen plasma and platelet transfusion.
All Author(s) ListChan T.Y.K., Chan J.C.N., Tomlinson B., Critchley J.A.J.H.
Journal nameSoutheast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health
Year1993
Month12
Day1
Volume Number24
Issue Number4
PublisherSoutheast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation
Place of PublicationThailand
Pages772 - 775
ISSN0038-3619
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom

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